Berkshire Czech Pilsner | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Berkshire Czech PilsnerBerkshire Czech Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshirebrewingcompany.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Replaced by Busker

Added by Kegatron on 05-29-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
186
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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4.85/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Berkshire: Czech Pilsner (No bottling date) (Tasted 07/11/10)
22 oz. bottle, poured into a dimple mug.

Appearance: Sparkling with supreme clarity, this amber tinged golden beer fills the glass topped by a solid looking three millimeter head that retains admirably.
Odor: Assertive floral hop character with aromas of honeysuckle and lavender, fresh cut grass in back. Solid rich bready malt on the nose as well.
Consistency: Spot on. Zesty, crisp carbonation on a light bodied beer with a decidedly malty demeanor.
Taste: Bread crust, crackers, cracked pils malt balanced perfectly by a light wave of citric/spicy hop bitterness. Hints of lemony hop flavor accentuate a muted tang, almost like that of wheat malt. Malt & hop flavors carry through strong into the dry finish, this beer cleans up very nicely, leaving one desirous of another sip.

Glad that BBC is sticking to their guns and brewing great beers to style, this is no exception, phenomenal!

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4.52/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of SirSketch
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Tanned yellow and crystal clear color. The head is dense on the surface, Champagne-like underneath and has an amazing sticky lace.

S - The earthly, slightly musty hop aroma is noticeable a foot away from the glass. The malt influence is mainly straw and freshly crushed, and there is a bit of apple and even a small amount of spice (not sure if this comes from hops or yeast).

T - Wonderful! The malt character is so distinct, it is as if you can taste a handful of the grain that was used in the mash. The taste of grits comes to mind while drinking. Ends acidic and with minimal bitterness and, again, some spice.

M - Light-medium body and dry. Could be more carbonated.

O - Easily one of the best pilsners I've tried. Incredibly flavorful, as well as dry and refreshing.

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4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Time to break out the pilsner glass for this beer. Been a while.

Pours with the distinctive bight white fluffy head that builds up the flute of the pilsner glass. Really nice retention and it slowly settles looking like whipped egg whites. My favorite component holds true here which is that the head can rise about a 1/2 inch above the rim of the glass. Bright brass color with perfect clarity and some sparkling carbonation rising to the surface. Lots of lace remains. A good looking pilsner indeed.

Aroma is bright and fresh. Light dough, grassy, a little whiff of light white pepper.

Wow, very nice. Quite bready with just a touch of bitterness to off set a bright light lemon sense along with some grass notes. Finishes with more bread.

Light, refreshing and almost creamy. Quite nice.

This is right on the spot for the style. Sometimes it’s just a treat to drink a nice pilsner. This fits the bill and is obviously a fresh bottle.

Nicely done.

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4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

When my tap at home ran dry I Scored a log of this limited edition offering from BBC kind of by accident without realizing right away what it was that I had gotten my hands on. Now that I have had the opportunity to try it my only regret is that this was the last keg of it available in the state.

This sample was served in a pilsner glass in my man-cave upstairs.

A- Hazy, cloudy translucent blonde body with a stark white creamy head. Very appealing.

S- Simple is sometimes better. Nothing too specific here, just the clean, fresh and crisp notes of two row malt with a slight grassy or clover fragrance to it.

T- Sweet and delicious with a grassy clover flavor and a clean crisp finish with only a slight sweet aftertaste to speak of which only leaves the mouth wanting more. I have a feeling one log of this will not be enough.

M- Light bodied, not syrupy at all, slightly grainy, very pleasant.

D- This one goes down extremely easy,like water only much more delicious. It makes me glad that I have 5 gallons of it on tap. Still, I don't think this is going to last me very long.

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4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a few bottles in early July, during the early part of the release.

Pours a beautiful golden with a nice inch head in a pilsner glass. Aroma is what I'm used to with other great lagers.

Damn this beer is solid. Great balance between a slighthly sweet malt and some finishing crisp hops. Unlike prior years, this is a really clean lager. I could drink this all day in the summertime - heck I'd drink this year round.

Though Berkshire specializes in English-style ales, they make great lagers when they put their minds to it.

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4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Looks like a classic gold pilsner. Shiny almost, with a big frothy head.

Aroma is of clean, crisp malts. Faint hops, not as much hop aroma as the label touts. Some simple caramel notes and little husk round out the aroma.

The taste is simple, yet so solid. Nice touch of honey sweetness on top of cracker-like malts. Touch of grassy hops. Smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation is sufficient, but fades quickly on the tongue.

GREAT drinkability. Goes down way too easy.

Often pilsners are overlooked by beer geeks because they're not "big" and exciting. This pilsner shows craft and deserves attention.

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4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pilsner straight body glass

A - Very nice deep yellow, very active and steady carbonation.
S - Sweet malt, hints of grass, touch of earth, compelling.
T - Balanced, malts are light, a short snap of hops. Pils all the way, fine representaion.
M - Smooth early, a hint of oils towards the end.
Light and refreshing.

O - Berkshire has again balanced a beer between strict representation to style and its own siganture. A great seasonal.Seek it out and enjoy

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4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice golden color. I think if I had to really give it a name, I'd say it's maize. There's a nice fluffy white head on top, about two fingers thick. You can see the beautiful bubbles rising to the top. Pilsners happen to be, at least in my (usually not so) humble opinion, one of the most beautiful beers when poured properly. It doesn't matter what kind of glassware you use, they still look amazing. Though I will admit, the pilsner glass adds to that a bit.

The aroma has hints of the grassy, spicy hops and just a slight hint of the sweet malt. Upon first sip, you're hit with those hops. As it lingers in your mouth, you get the nice sweeter malt flavors. It's really hard to describe their flavor as they don't hang around too long before the flavor turns back to the hops and leaves a nice dryness. It's really hard to stop drinking this one. The carbonation in this beer, though relatively effervescent in the glass, is more mild in the mouth, though you can feel it tingle a bit on your tongue. It helps this beer go down easy, keeping it refreshing. While it may not be huge in-your-face flavor, it's just the perfect amount of flavor with a nice dry finish. This is exactly the kind of beer needed on such a beautiful day. I see myself buying more of this beer in the future. It's another excellent beer from a great brewery.

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Berkshire Czech Pilsner from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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